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  1. Hello everyone! This is my recreation of the Spanish high speed train Alstom/CAF S100, the first ever high speed train to run back in 1992. I have made two different versions, one 6 studs wide (the older one) and a 7 studs wide (the new one, which is still a WIP). 6 studs: This model has actually some years already, and this is the latest version. Since it's old, I made it in 6 studs (now I switched to 7). I think the main nose shape is quite decently well captured, despite the limitations. 7 studs (WIP): As I said, this one is currently still a work in progress, as I'm not totally convinced about the shape, since it seems too "squared" and not smooth enough as the real thing, also I don't know how to make those cockpit windows better so they fit well. As of now, I have only made the front section.
  2. Quite an interesting original model and MOD! Looks fairly similar to the real thing. As an easy and affordable improvement tho, the lower nose part seems to be too steep, so I would try to implement something more similar to the Horizon Express set. Nice work!
  3. Aside from the great model you made, which captures the Talgo 350's shape perfectly, the bogie system looks stunning, even with the issues it may have. The gap between coaches is so minimal that almost looks impossible. Quite interesting that you did it with the Talgo red stripes (similar to Renfe's) as none actually wore that livery (just a render and the evolution Talgo Avril). In fact, the original prototype from the 2000s wore a very interesting baby blue livery. Amazing job!
  4. Actually I did see yours in the past, which totally inspired me to make mine. Besides that, they don't share much techniques whatsoever, although they have some resemblance (at the end of the day, it's the same train haha). As you say, there's little Talgo Lego models done, so it's great to see more of them around!
  5. Redrado

    [MOC] Lego Hitachi Zefiro Frecciarossa 1000

    Yeah a sticker would totally solve the issue, but I personally don't like stickers in Lego models (unless they are logos or prints impossible to make with bricks). As of the coaches, I will try to make what you say if I ever build it!
  6. Redrado

    [MOC] Lego Hitachi Zefiro Frecciarossa 1000

    Thanks all for your comments! In regard to the nose, the only way to make the livery in it would be replacing the 1x2 and 2x2 curved slopes to plates and 1x2 cheese slopes. It's not as smooth, but the livery looks more like the real thing. Despite that, I always do my lego models thinking first on design rather than its color or livery it will have, which causes these small issues, so will try to combine both methods next time!
  7. Hi everyone! This is my MOC for the real life high speed train Frecciarossa 1000, a train made by the Bombardier-Hitachi consortium, which they call the “V300 Zefiro”. It currently runs in the Italian high speed network (operated by Trenitalia) and on the Spanish one too (operated by Iryo). The train itself is simply a well designed and made high speed train, with an operational speed of up to 360 km/h (although they never reach those speeds commercially) with a maximum designed speed of 400 km/h. The Italian national railway operator names it the “Frecciarossa 1000”. As of the MOC, it’s a 7 stud model. The nose was pretty challenging but with some very interesting techniques I managed to make it work. Sadly though, I cannot make the full livery on the nose (with bricks) as its design doesn’t allow it.
  8. I realized about some small collision issues, which didn't notify of (they were very tight). Now they got fixed, so no problem. Will soon update all the renders, also fixed the pantograph as Ferro-Friki pointed out.
  9. Redrado

    [MOC] [WIP] Renfe ALVIA 130 high-speed train

    The bogies look awesome! Despite their issues, it's still amazing
  10. Hello all! These are a couple trains I did not too long ago. They both incorporate a very interesting coupling system, enabling the smallest gap but still making it on curves, will soon upload some updates on the system. They have a simple structure and they are 6 studs wide, as personally 7 or 8 studs are a bit too much for a tram. The Bilbao tram, operated by Euskotren, is based on the CAF Urbos 1, the first ever version of CAF's tram. It has some very unique aesthetics. The windscreen piece does the job pretty well, despite hating using these type of peces. Rotterdam's tram is an Alstom Citadis. You may notice that doors are only in one side. The nose part is pretty simple, yet it captures the shape really well.
  11. Thanks for your comments!! The 102 is indeed an irresistible train. What you mention about the gray line getting thinner with the bracket was actually unintentional. The bracket is there to ensure a smooth slope, and then it turns out it could't have had a greater placement! You're totally right on the pantograph, there's only one. For some reason I assumed there were two of them, will fix it. As of the gray, I prefer it in light gray more than the light blue (also because of the availability of more rare pieces), but I guess that's personal preference, as in blue it looks fine too. Those Avlo coaches look amazing! I do like the Avlo livery too by the way, might one day do mine in it. Looking forward to see it finished, will surely look stunning just as your S130. Glad to see another Spanish lego train maker here!!
  12. Hi everyone! This is my recreation of the Spanish high speed train Renfe AVE 102 and 112 series, manufactured and designed by the Spanish rolling-stock company Talgo (which they name Talgo 350). The train is nicknamed as "Pato", which literally translates to "Duck" due to its characteristic nose design, which resembles the one of a duck, apparently it highly reduces air noise. About the train, it was introduced into service in 2005 and is currently the star of the Spanish high speed network (soon to be joined by the new generation train Talgo Avril 106 series) with Renfe having 46 units of them, reaching speeds of 360 km/h with an operational speed of 330 km/h. Amazingly, the train weights very little for it's size and, as with every Talgo, it enables low-flow boarding meaning the door is at the height of the floor, without extra stairs needed inside to access the main cabin, making it very accessible thanks to the special single independent bogie design. As of the MOC, it's a minifigure scale recreation and 7 studs wide. The nose was quite a bit of a challenge, but I think the result was pretty accurate to the real thing. The characteristic bogie system by Talgo is quite hard to make in Lego, with the single wheel configuration, so I can't say the way it is on the model will work perfectly, but doesn't seem to have any issues. It is based off Ferro-Friki's version for the Renfe Talgo S130. Hopefully I can build it one day and test it out! Here some more close-up images of every part: (Ignore this last image, it won't delete)
  13. Redrado

    [MOC] [WIP] Renfe ALVIA 130 high-speed train

    Wow! This is very impressive, first time seeing a good recreation of Renfe's 130. While I agree that part 32250 does the job for the cockpit windows, maybe they look too disturbing in a way? Would't it be better to simply use slot studs instead of that part, to make it look more even despite loosing some details? Nonetheless, amazing work!